TechCity Bowl to Celebrate 60 Years on Saturday – Everyone is Invited!

TechCity BowlTechCity Bowl, Kirkland Washington’s premier independent bowling center, is celebrating its 60th anniversary on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 between the hours of 12PM and 6PM.
The public is invited to join the celebration which will be held at the bowling center located at 13033 NE 70th Place in the Bridle Trails neighborhood of Kirkland.  During the event we will be rolling back bowling pricing and featuring $1 game and $1 shoes.  We will have local spirit and brewery tastings, as well as offering small bites of our new food menu.  So bring the family, grab some friends and come join the fun.

Help TechCity Bowl Celebrate 60 Years on Saturday

TechCity BowlTechCity Bowl, Kirkland Washington’s premier independent bowling center, is celebrating its 60th anniversary on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 between the hours of 12PM and 6PM.

The public is invited to join the celebration which will be held at the bowling center located at 13033 NE 70th Place in the Bridle Trails neighborhood of Kirkland.  During the event we will be rolling back bowling pricing and featuring $1 game and $1 shoes.  We will have local spirit and brewery tastings, as well as offering small bites of our new food menu.  So bring the family, grab some friends and come join the fun.

Kirkland Summerfest: Moss Bay Days Reincarnated?

Kirkland Summerfest Promises to Be Bigger and Better Than Ever!

Kirkland Summerfest 2018Building a community one smile at a time or bringing back the good ole Moss Bay Days?  Kirkland Summerfest is coming to Kirkland’s waterfront August 10-12 and brings back memories of the great Moss Bay Days festival that Kirkland used to host (before it started getting out of hand and was permanently cancelled).

Kirkland Summerfest is back and better than ever! Kirkland Summerfest is a three-day music+arts fest with incredible live performances, outdoor entertainment venues, purveyors of delicious foods, local beers, wines and family focused arts and entertainment. 

This year will be bigger and better than ever! Summerfest is excited to expand our family-centric activities to the KidZone at Heritage Park. Kirkland Summerfest is a perfect weekend full of celebration and joy.

The festival will also offer spectacular entertainment including KEXP favorites on the Main Stage in the beer garden. Summerfest is proud to present a fantastic lineup including The Dusty 45s, Nite Wave, The Black Tones and Creme Tangerine. Be sure to explore our expanded Art Fair presented by ryan james fine arts, bouncy toys and rides at the 11 acre KidZone at Heritage Park, the all new Create Zone at Heritage Hall, Beer Yoga and Beer Zumba presented by Columbia Athletic Club, shopping and food at the Street Fair presented by Evergreen Health, and of course, local beer, wine, and cocktails in the Beer Garden.

Kirkland Summerfest is a benefit for the Kirkland Downtown Association and other local non-profits. Many thanks to The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, Explore Kirkland, Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission, Rotary Club, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland Interfaith Network, and KEXP. 

 
KEXP presents Kirkland Summerfest 2018, a three day music+arts festival where attendees can discover a diverse lineup of acclaimed local musicians performing at the waterfront MAIN STAGE and Beer Garden. Kirkland’s historic downtown is the area’s arts and entertainment district, ideal for fans, artists and muscians to enjoy the perfect weekend of summer music and art.
Happy hour beer prices and no cover until 6 PM every day! One night only tickets are available at the door, $5 Friday night and $10 Saturday night.

ONLINE TICKET OPTIONS

$15 Concert a la carte Ticket includes:

  • Friday and Saturday night admission to MAIN STAGE beer garden (ages 21+)
  • all beverages are a la carte
  • More tickets available at festival gate

ONLINE ONLY $40 Festival Pass includes:

  • Weekend admission to MAIN STAGE beer garden (ages 21+)
  • $25 in drink tokens
  • 2018 Souvenir Glass
  • 2018 Souvenir Lanyard
  • Enjoy Happy Hour pricing all day, all night, all weekend
  • Unlimited re-entry

yoga$25 Saturday Morning Beer+Yoga at Marina Park – Saturday 8/11 at 11 am

  • 1 delicious ice cold local beer
  • Saturday night admission to MAIN STAGE beer garden (ages 21+)
  • Bring your own yoga mat
  • Description:
    Celebrate summer with the joy of a cold beer and the mindfulness of yoga. Join yoga teacher Stephanie Larson in a 45 minute flow incorporating sips of delicious beers on tap from local brewers. Come see what the “buzz” surrounding beer yoga is all about. Saturday, August 11 at 11am. 21+ Marina Park.

zumba$25 Sunday Morning Beer+Zumba at Marina Park – Sunday 8/12 at 10 am

  • 1 delicious ice cold local beer
  • Zumba in the Pavilion at Marina Park
  • Description:
    Join internationally renowned instructors Tracy Herrick and Stephanie Larson as we take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin, World rhythms and Top 40 hits take over, you’ll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Super fun? Check and check. Sunday August 12th 10am Marina Park.

Please keep in mind all guests at the main stage must be 21+ with valid ID to enter the beer garden. Available while supplies last.
Entry Only tickets available at the door while supplies last.
How does this work? Cover starts each day at 6 PM. Once cover begins, that day’s wristband will be required for re-entry. Festival Pass holders will have unlimited access all weekend long.

MAIN STAGE Schedule

FRIDAY AUGUST 10

  • 9 PM CREME TANGERINE
  • 7 PM HAIR NATION
  • 5 PM CHERRY CHERRY
  • 3:30 PM MARILYN AND THE G STRINGS

SATURDAY AUGUST 11

  • 9 PM NITE WAVE
  • 7 PM THE DUSTY 45s
  • 5:30 PM THE BLACK TONES
  • 4 PM RADIO RAHEEM
  • 2:30 PM NEWAGEHEALERS
  • 1 PM BLACK NITE CRASH

SUNDAY AUGUST 12

  • 5PM STRONG SUIT
  • 3:30 PM DANNY NEWCOMB & THE SUGARMAKERS
  • 2 PM THE CLOSE SECONDS
  • 12:30 PM TRES LECHES
  • 11 AM SOFT SCIENCE

34th Anniversary for Bellevue Festival of the Arts is July 27-29 2018

Bellevue Festival of the Arts Excited to Be Back for 34th Year

Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2018As a local arts festival that’s uniquely by artists, for artists, the 2018 Bellevue Festival of the Arts returns for its 34th year from July 27-29, 2018 in downtown Bellevue, Washington. Presented by the Craft Cooperative of the Northwest, the BFoA curates an award-winning show of rich and diverse multiple mediums, featuring artists hailing from the Pacific Northwest, from across the United States, and the world beyond, as one of the three popular fairs that make up Bellevue Arts Fair Weekend each Summer.

And 2018 promises to be one of its best yet!

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Eastside Health Network Announces the Launch of Four Value-Based Contracts

Eastside Health Network LogoEastside Health Network (EHN), the clinically integrated provider network that includes Overlake Medical Center, EvergreenHealth and dozens of independent physician practices announced today that they have executed agreements to participate in four value-based care agreements. The partnerships will offer approximately 20,000 patients access to accountable care programs, a health care model designed to improve quality, efficiency and patient experience. The partnerships include: Continue reading “Eastside Health Network Announces the Launch of Four Value-Based Contracts”

Steve Madden to Open First Retail Store in Washington State Today at Bellevue Square

Steve Madden Bellevue Square SM Pass

High-end Fashion footwear and accessories company Steve Madden opens its doors to its first retail location in the state, in Bellevue Square today.
 

Steve Madden’s 1,594 sq. ft. of sales floor will host men’s and women’s Steve Madden styles as well as a variety of brands under the Madden label, such as Madden Girl, Blondo, and Steven footwear.  Madden Girl collectionscombine the famous Steve Madden style with a youthful take on the latest trends while Blondo provides customers with innovative waterproof fashionable footwear. Steven by Steve Madden styles are made up of modern silhouettes and genuine materials that provide women with an elevated look.

It’s interesting to note that the Steve Madden website is offering free shipping and special discounts for ‘members’ which could save a lot of people the headache of fighting traffic and hunting for a parking spot.  If you do decide to brave the masses, it is suggested to use public transportation or rideshare.  If you want discounts on rides from Lyft and/or Uber go to RideShareRightNow.com.
 

Collection Sites Open to Help Global Christmas Project Reach Children in Need

Operation Christmas ChildVolunteers from the Eastside Washington Area Team are celebrating the record-breaking collection of 14,600 gift-filled shoeboxes that will remind children around the world they are loved and not forgotten.

The Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child surpassed last year’s Eastside Washington Area Team donations of shoebox gifts. The Eastside Washington Area Team is now thanking the Bellevue community for their generous contributions already on their way to children in need worldwide. For many of these children, the shoebox gift will be the first gift they ever receive. Continue reading “Collection Sites Open to Help Global Christmas Project Reach Children in Need”

Bellevue's Dote Coffee Bar Pairs Locally Roasted Coffee with Chocolate

Dote Coffee Bar Lincoln South Food Hall BellevueDote Coffee Bar, located on the 2nd floor in Bellevue’s Lincoln South Food Hall, offers a highly curated collection of small batch, locally roasted coffee and adds a delicious twist- chocolate.  Co-owners Sarah Doud and Chef Ewald Notter have partnered to bring their culinary worlds together. Doud oversees the coffee products and Notter creates outstanding chocolates and ice cream that may be added to create a decadent coffee drink, a boozy coffee cocktail, or relished on their own.
Eastside resident, Sarah Doud, brings her extensive experience in the coffee business to Dote Coffee Bar. She was on the team that brought specialty coffee to London with the unveiling of Seattle Coffee Company, UK., and with nearly 50 stores and 4 years later, the business was sold to Starbucks as their entrance into the European market. Since then, Sarah has spent her career in marketing and brand strategy at companies including Starbucks, Drugstore.com and Seattle Chocolates. Continue reading “Bellevue's Dote Coffee Bar Pairs Locally Roasted Coffee with Chocolate”

Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena Offers Free Admission on “Library Appreciation Day”

Bellevue Magic Season Ice ArenaKing County Library System card holders receive free Bellevue Ice Arena admission on November 28

Begin your holidays and skate into Bellevue’s “Magic Season” for free at its ice arena on “Library Appreciation Day,” held on Tuesday, November 28, 3-9pm.

For the second year in a row, the Bellevue Downtown Association (BDA) is offering “Library Appreciation Day” during its annual Bellevue Magic Season in partnership with King County Library System (KCLS). Continue reading “Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena Offers Free Admission on “Library Appreciation Day””

Overlake Medical Center Invites Public to Open House at New Sammamish Clinic Saturday November 18

Overlake Medical Center logoOverlake Medical Center invites members of the Sammamish and greater Eastside community to an open house at its new Sammamish medical clinic, Saturday, November 18, from 9 am – noon.  A ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 8:45 am including Overlake CEO J. Michael Marsh, Sammamish Mayor Bob Keller, Overlake physicians Dr. Paige Kasai, Dr. Jessica McHugh and other Overlake providers and staff. The center is located at 22630 SE 4th St., Suite 300, Sammamish, 98074.

With primary care opening on Monday, Nov. 20, and urgent care coming in January of 2018, the Sammamish Medical Clinic will offer Overlake’s high quality care services in the heart of the Plateau community. The clinic includes on-site X-ray and laboratory facilities. In addition to touring the clinic and meeting the team of providers, Overlake will offer the public free BMI, blood pressure checks and cholesterol screenings. For more information, please visit Overlake’s Sammamish clinic website.